Hans Klok (b.1969)



Profile

Real Name

Hans Klok

Aliases

Known as "the fastest magician in the world"
"The Dutch Copperfield"

Occupation

Magician, Illusionist

Place of Birth

Purmerend, Netherlands.

Height

6'

Eyes

Blue

Hair

Blonde

Abilities

Hans possesses the ability of supreme showmanship and stage illusion skills. Klok is adept in many areas of magic and has made a name for himself as "the fastest magician in the world," performing multiple stage illusions at rapid speed.

Interesting Fact

Hans was appointed custodian over the "floating light bulb illusion" after the death of Harry Blackstone Jr. in 1997.

Bio


Hans Klok was born in February 22, 1969 in Purmerend, Netherlands.He was introduced to magic when he received a magic set from his grandfather when he was ten.

Young Klok studied the art intensely, practicing and polishing his skills every day and studying the greats in magic, including his idols Siegfried and Roy.

Klok started his career in magic at 14, winning several international competitions, including the European Youth Magician Champion Trophy, the Tommy Cooper Award.

In 1990, he won first prize at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands, a year later he took home first prize at Germany's Congress for the Professional Magicians.

In 1992, by the time he was 23, he toured Holland performing a magic/comedy show with Dutch comedian André van Duin and singer Gerard Joling.

Klok took notice of dancer, Sittah and asked her to collaborate with him on his show. The two forged a partnership and soon after took part in TV appearances and magic competitions.

In 1994, he packed his bags and headed for the Las Vegas Strip, appearing in various TV specials, most notably, on NBC’s "The World's Greatest Magic," in 1996 which was broadcast live from Caesars Palace to 60 million viewers.

In 1997, Hans Klok and partner Sittah competed in FISM in Dresdon, Germany and placed second in the "Stage Illusions" category.

The same year, Klok magically produced 25 soccer players from a tiny box in front of 55,000 fans in Rotterdam. He and Sittah also appeared on USA's TV special, "Champions of Magic" filmed in Monte Carlo and co-hosted by Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

In 1998, Klok's partner, Sittah retired from performing at the time due to a recurring knee injury; Klok continued to perform solo, working with various unnamed female assistants.

In 2000, he launched his "Magic Impossible" show and toured various cities throughout Europe.

In 2003, Klok became an official ambassador for UNICEF and toured with his "History of Magic" show throughout Europe and Dubai. In 2004, Klok took his show to China.

During the opening of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, about 500 million football fans in 152 countries saw Klok make the 18-carat gold World Trophy appear out of thin air in a glass cage.

Later that year, Klok launched a new show, entitled "Hans Klok - Faster Than Magic," which was scheduled to tour throughout the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany and extend to the other cities in Europe, as well as to the Middle East, Asia and the USA.

In February 2007, Klok took his "Faster Than Magic" show to Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theater. In the show, the Illusionist teamed up with film and television vixen Carmen Electra.

Later that year, with Carmen Electra leaving the show, Klok renamed his show "The Beauty of Magic," which featured bombshell beauty, Pamela Anderson as one of his assistants. The 90-minute production debuted on June 1 and closed in mid December.

A week after the opening of The Beauty of Magic, Klok and Anderson were invited on "The Howard Stern Show" and started a rumor about a possible romance. A month later they told "The Late Late Show " host Craig Ferguson that they sometimes "got physical" behind the scenes before their nightly show.

The rumors of his supposed romance with Anderson made headlines in his native country, where it is common knowledge that he is gay.

Klok later admitted in a "QVegas Magazine" interview that the rumors were a publicity ploy and that he had been in a relationship with partner Frank for 16 years.

Klok is currently performing his latest show "Hurricane" throughout Europe.





For more information, visit Hans Klok's offical website

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